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Rheinradweg in NRW, © Tourismus NRW e.V., Dominik Ketz

Cycle Routes in North Rhine-West­phalia


Wel­come to Ger­many’s num­ber one cyc­ling state!

Fahrradtour durch die Weinberge im Ahrtal, © Ahrtal Tourismus Bad Neuenahr Ahrweiler e.V.

Ahr cycle route

Act­ive travel between the Eifel and Rhine re­gions

The Ahr cycle route winds its way over 80 kilo­metres through one of the most beau­ti­ful vine­yard re­gions in the coun­try, and is a good des­tin­a­tion for a sporty day trip with a a re­lax­ing glass of wine to fin­ish the tour.

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Die Drei-Flüsse-Tour bietet herrliche Ausblicke ins Ahrtal, © Archiv Ahr Rhein Eifel Tourismus & Service GmbH

Three Rivers Tour

Met­ro­pol­it­an flair, tran­quil coun­tryside and his­tor­ic vil­lages

This cir­cu­lar cycle route not only con­nects the Rhine, Ahr and Erft rivers, it also jux­ta­poses large cit­ies with his­tor­ic vil­lages, and Ro-man re­mains with knight’s castles.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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Blick auf eine Weide an der Ems, © Pixabay

River Ems Cycle Path

By bike from the source of the Ems to the North Sea

From source to es­tu­ary: the River Ems Cycle Path passes through idyll­ic land­scapes, cit­ies, castles and forests be­fore it reaches the sea.

Level of difficulty: easy

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Waterfront break at the Möhnetal, © Sauerland Tourismus Stratmann

Möhne Val­ley Cycle Path

Flat cyc­ling ter­rain through Sauer­land

While cyc­ling through Sauer­land is gen­er­ally de­mand­ing, the flat Möh­net­al-Rad­weg (Möhne Val­ley Cycle Path), which fol­lows a for-mer rail­way track, is not so.

Level of difficulty: easy

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Am Niederrhein bieten sich Promenaden zu gemütlichen Radtouren an, © Niederrhein Tourismus GmbH

Rhine Cycle Route

Go with the flow

A jour­ney through ro­mant­ic land­scapes and Rhine met­ro­pol­ises: the most ex­cit­ing stretch of the 1,320-kilo­metre Rhine Cycle Route runs through NRW.

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Um weiterzufahren, muss man mit der Fähre auf die andere Seite transportiert werden, © Lippefähre Dorsten

Ro­man Lippe Route

Cyc­ling in the tracks of the Ro­mans

Themed cycle routes along the River Lippe: from Det­mold through the Ruhr Area as far as the Lower Rhine, cyc­lists can take a wa­ter-themed tour or fol­low the tracks of the Ro­mans.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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family on tour at the Sauerland Cycle Circuit, © Sauerland-Tourismus e.V Foto Stromberg

Sauer­land Cycle Cir­cuit

Cyc­ling through Sauer­land on dis­used rail­way lines

Cyc­ling on dis­used rail­way lines through the “Land of 1000 Moun­tains”. A wealth of at­trac­tions await act­ive cyc­lists on this cir­cu­lar route.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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Der Oelchenshammer, der zum LVR-Industriemuseum Kraftwerk Ermen & Engels gehört, ist die letzte wasserbetriebene Schmiede im Oberbergischen Land., © LVR Industriemuseum

In­dus­tri­al her­it­age in the Rhine­land with a bi­cycle

Cyc­ling route con­nects LVR (Rhine­land re­gion­al coun­cil) in­dus­tri­al mu­seums

On the cycle path of the in­dus­tri­al mu­seums, it is pos­sible to cre­ate pa­per, to de-scend in­to a tur­bine cel­lar and to face the entry ex­am­in­a­tion to be­come a train­ee in the iron and steel in­dustry.

Level of difficulty: easy

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An der Niederrheinroute gibt es zahlreiche Windmühlen, © Pixabay

Lower Rhine Route cycle path

The longest net­work of cycle paths in Ger­many cov­ers easy, flat ter­rain

The Lower Rhine re­gion has Ger­many’s longest net­work of cycle paths: on the Lower Rhine Route, cyc­lists ride across Rhine dikes on flat, tar­macked paths.

Level of difficulty: easy

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